By virtue of the authority vested in me by Title I of the First War Powers Act, 1941, approved December 18, 1941 (55 Stat. 838), and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
1. All functions, powers, and duties of the Public Works Administration and of the Commissioner of Public Works, in the Federal Works Agency, together with all records, property (including office equipment, contracts, and other assets), and personnel of the Public Works Administration, and the unexpended balances of the appropriations, allocations, or other funds available or to be made available for the exercise and performance of the said functions, powers, and duties, are hereby transferred to the office of the Federal Works Administrator, and such functions, powers, and duties shall be administered by or under the direction and supervision of the Federal Works Administrator: Provided, that any personnel found by the Federal Works Administrator to be in excess of the personnel necessary for the administration of such functions, powers, and duties shall be retransfered under existing law to other positions in the Government or separated from the service.
2. This Order shall become effective on July 1, 1943.